She may not have won Eurovision, but Norway’s Margaret Berger is poised to win some of your pounds, kroner and euros in the years ahead. After nine days and a total of 835 votes, we are proud to announce that Margaret is the winner of the 2013 Gina G Award for the Eurovision Artist Most Likely to Succeed Commercially.
The “I Feed You My Love” singer beat out fellow nominees Emmelie de Forest, Zlata Ognevich, Farid Mammadov and Dina Garipova to walk away with the title.
1. Margaret Berger 358 votes, 42.87%
2. Emmelie de Forest 187 votes, 22.4%
3. Zlata Ognevich 135 votes, 16.17%
4. Farid Mammadov 90 votes, 10.78%
5. Dina Garipova 65 votes, 7.78%
We had the opportunity to speak with Margaret in Malmö and it was evident that she believed in her song and its message about overcoming obstacles. Well, Margaret, our readers don’t think you’ll be facing any financial obstacles in the near future, so sit back, relax, and count your money honey!
The Gina G Award honours British artist Gina G who, despite finishing eighth at Eurovision 1996, went on to conquer the music charts worldwide with her Eurovision number “Ooh Aah…Just a Little Bit.” The award is just one of a dozen awards we have launched as part of the inaugural Valentina Monetta Awards. Our 12 categories—from best dressed to most most wronged at ESC—will identify the contestants who left the biggest impression on Eurovision fans, regardless of whether they won the contest or not.